The Belize Tourism Board is offering scholarship opportunities to interested applicants for Tourism Programs commencing August 2017 for Full-time Students for the following degrees:

1. Associate Degree in Tourism (Two Year Tuition Scholarship)

Requirements: Applicants must submit a certified copy of their High School Diploma, an official transcript, two BTB recommendation forms, a page that describes your career goals and aspirations, proof of Belizean Citizenship and a copy of the acceptance letter into the Tourism Program for 2017 at one of the Junior Colleges or Universities offering the Tourism Program.

2. Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management (Two Year Tuition Scholarship)

Requirements: Applicants must submit a certified copy of their Associates’ Degree, an official transcript, two BTB recommendation forms, a page that describes your career goals and aspirations, proof of Belizean Citizenship and a copy of the acceptance letter into the Tourism Management Program at the University of Belize.

3. Jean Shaw Scholarship (Two Year Full Scholarship)

Requirements: Applicants must be female Belizean citizens wishing to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management. Interested applicants must submit a certified copy of their Associates’ Degree, an official transcript, two BTB recommendation forms, a page that describes your career goals and aspirations, proof of Belizean Citizenship and a copy of the acceptance letter into the Tourism Management Program at the University of Belize.

4. Scholarship for Culinary Studies

Requirements: Applicants must submit letter of acceptance into a culinary program, an official transcript of last school attended, two BTB recommendation forms, a page that describes your career goals and aspirations and proof of Belizean Citizenship.

BTB is also happy to announce international scholarships are available from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). CTO has announced the CTO Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships and study grants from Caribbean nationals in CTO member countries until April 15, 2017.

This year the Foundation is offering the following:

 Scholarships up to US$12,000 to individuals wishing to study tourism or hospitality at a post-graduate level.

 Study grants up to US$2,500 to individuals pursuing a first-level degree in tourism/hospitality, or industry personnel who wish to learn a second language to enhance job performance.

 Study grants up to US$2,500 to individuals wishing to study research and statistics in honor of CTO’s former Director of Research and Information Management, Mr. Arley Sobers.

 Study grant/scholarship in honor of former Director General of the Caribbean Tourism Association, Mrs. Audrey Palmer Hawks, who was responsible for marketing the Caribbean region as a tourist attraction to travelers in the United States and Canada.

Application forms for 2017 scholarships and grants can be accessed online at www.onecaribbean.org. Completed forms must be returned to CTO Foundation’s headquarters (7th Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens St, Michael, Barbados, W.I.) by April 15, 2017. Applications will not be accepted via email or fax. 

The 2017 scholarship winners are scheduled to be announced by the end of June 2017. For additional information, please contact Marvelle Sealy at 246-427-5242 or via [email protected].

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